Engineering & Science Research in South Korea

Engineering & Science Research in South Korea — About

About Engineering & Science Research in South Korea

The College of Science & Engineering departmental exchange programs offers students the opportunity to take engineering and science courses taught in English at science and engineering universities abroad.

The CSE exchanges programs are coordinated within the College of Science & Engineering. You must apply for the program through CSE.

You receive transfer credit for the courses you take. Your grades do not factor into your University of Minnesota GPA. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.


Study at Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH). Gain valuable experience with Korean engineering and research professionals and organizations through this affordable study abroad option for students who desire complete immersion at academic institutions specifically selected to meet the needs of University of Minnesota students. Take advantage of research opportunities for undergraduates in engineering and science fields with faculty who have been trained at institutions in the US and UK.


Register for directed research credit in consultation with a major faculty adviser in your department prior to departure. Internships available in related fields and research labs. Instruction in English by Korean faculty. Typical credits: 24 for academic year; 12 for fall or spring semester.

Eligibility & Application

Open to juniors and seniors with 2.8 GPA. Students majoring in science disciplines in CLA and CBS may be admitted if research interests match projects available at POSTECH. Application deadline mid-March for academic year/fall semester; mid-October for spring semester. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.

Academic Fit with a University of Minnesota Degree Plan

After you've chosen a program and identified the courses you want to take, departmental and college advisers can evaluate whether or not the course work can be used toward your major or to meet other requirements.

It's important to be somewhat flexible in planning your courses. Sometimes course information isn't immediately available, so you may need to correspond directly with the host university.

Estimated Cost

Program fees include international health insurance and tuition in Korea. Housing and meals are paid in Korea. University of Minnesota tuition, airfare, and personal expenses are additional. Participating students will receive updated cost information as soon as it is available.

Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 

Academic Year 2018–19

More Information

For more information on this program, and to apply visit CSE's Learning Abroad page.